Purification Breaths of the Elements

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By Sharifa Norton and Charles Smith, PhDBegin with a deep exhalation, followed by a natural inhalation. Repeat. EARTH element—breathe naturally in through the nose and out though the nose, five breaths contemplating the element of earth. Feel the healing power, firmness, patience, stability and sanity of the earth.

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WATER element—breath naturally in through the nose, out through the mouth. Five breaths. Feel purification, generosity, creativity, flowing around obstacles. Feel the love element flowing.

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FIRE element—breathe naturally in through the mouth, out through the nose. Five breaths. Feel inspiration, passion, transmuting and transforming emotions.

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AIR element—breathe naturally in through the mouth, out through the mouth. Five breaths. Contemplate freedom, lightness, ecstasy and joy.

ETHER element—breathe naturally in through the nose and out through the nose, a very subtle, refined breath. Five breaths. Feel a sense of union and interpenetration with all.

From An Emerald Earth, Cultivating a Natural Spirituality and Serving Creative Beauty in Our World by Felicia Norton and Charles Smith, PhD TwoSeasJoin Press, NY 2008, p.69